John Clapp (1755 - )

Origins

John Clapp was born around 1755 in North Carolina to John Philip Clapp and Barbara Steiss.

Marriage

John Clapp married Sarah "Sally," born around 1760. dau. of neighbor Jacob Stealy?

Children with Sally

    Born Died Notes/Marriage/Family
  John January 17, 1783 Clapp Church, NC 1865-7?  
  Ludwig 1790 NC    

 


Tracing Their Steps

  1788

John signed a petition in Randolph county, NC Petition: The following (and others?) wished the county seat to remain "At the Crossroads"... 
Jacob STEALY Edward GRAY Thos BENSON Jas. MOFFETT Thomas SHARP Isaac ODEL
John LINEBURY Pephere? BRYAN Amos COX Dobson BURROW (Petter?) Archebel HOPPER
Michael BEECK Isaac SNOW Jas. BOTSFORD Jeffre BECK Ebenezer SNOW John ALLREAD son of John
Adam BROWER Conaway STONE William ALLREAD Jur. Jacob WATSON Isaac ELDERS Solomon TROGDON
Jones BURROW John ELDERS John TROGDON Abraham LANE John STILES Robert WALKER
Wm. DAVIS Abner LOE Samuel WALKER of Wm. Peter STOUT William BAILEY Wm. COOD
Wm. WILLIAMS Thomas HILL Tobias MOSER Henry GARNER William FAGAN Samuel Walker son of Sol.
Wm. COX Clement WOOD Ezekiel WELBURN John BARKER William THORNBERY Joseph McLAIN
Abraham McDANIEL Edward CLARK John WILBORN David CHAPLAN William SWIGERT John JONES
Alexander CAMPBEL Phinehas HUNT Joh- HUTSON Evin LOLLAR Marmaduke VICKERY Jas. PUGH
Wm. Mc GOUNE John DENNIS Wm. HUSBANDS Balaam BURROW Enos BLEAIR John HUSBANDS
John CLAP R. McLAIN, Capt. James McCOLLUM John MILLAR Thos. SWIFT, Liut. John GRIMES
Isaac McDANIEL Cristen MORRICE John DAFREN John AVERY John CHANEY John CHAMBERS

1790

The 1790 Census enumerator found John Clapp in NC Randolph county, North Carolina presumably with a wife and two daughters.

[two "females" may have actually been sons] 

1792 NC Randolph deed abstracts 1779-1794 Vol I (Books 1-5)
5:80 November 20, 1792 State grant George Black 11 acres on Sandy Creek adj. Black and CLAPP, issued to George Black
1798 On September 8, 1798, his father's 1798 will said John lived on a tract of land containing "as is supposed 200 acres" [some of John Phillip's land was on Rock Creek]
1800 NC Randolph 1800 p308
John Clap 11110 11010 0
males, one under ten, one between 10 and 16, one 16 to 25, and head of hh between 26 and 44
females, one under 10 and one between 10 and 16, wife between 26 and 44
1810

NC Randolph 1810 p10 and p11 (John Sr. is in the binding, under tape, faint)
John Jr 00010 200100 0
John Sr 00001 020010 0, 

1810 census Randolph Co NC John Clapp Jr. one male and three females (where were his known sons?)

1815 1815 tax list Randolph Co NC 200 acres on Sandy Creek, two polls
  1820

1820 census Randolph Co NC missing,

  1820 Tax list reflects 419 acres owned by John Clapp - some on Rocky Creek.
  1822 John Clapp of sold ~200 acres on Sand Creek in Randolph county, NC on January 16, 1822 to Christian Kime for $1000. Deed
  1830 The 1830 Census enumerator found the widow, Sally living next door to her sister, Catherine Brower in Randolph county, North Carolina.

John Passes

John Clapp died in North Carolina around 1821.after buying the homeplace in 1835 and the 1840 Census. [was he on a 1835 state census?]

References

  1 Naomi Emmich's Clips from her George Clapp Narrative - contains info. on probate of Sarah Clapp's estate.
  2 George Clapp Report Naomi Emmich's - overlaps with above.
  3

The George Clapp Family Record - A hand-written recap of the significant dates for the George Clapp and James Smart families. This was provided to my Dad, Ralph Smart in the 1960/70s by Frances (nee Smart) Pafford (1887-1975), who did the most research of these families of anyone in her generation and these dates are proving very accurate. She might have had access to bibles and other information not found since. Her records might have been passed on to Marion and Dorothy Pafford. In 2004, they had many of the original family pictures and her files.--Randy